Poll: Do you support school uniforms?
Yea (I wear/wore them myself at school)
Yea (I did not/do not have to wear them myself)
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Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
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Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
I suppose people's attitudes on school uniforms depend on their personal mindset, as well as on their national culture. So, what's your take on school uniforms? Should they be obligatory for all pupils/students or should they be restricted to private schools? Or maybe neither? Share and discuss.
2012 Mar 31 21:35
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
I support them. It's one way to prevent bullying and also teach kids how to dress respectful.
2012 Mar 31 21:36
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
I answered no, mostly because I never had to wear them and they seem like a waste of time/money to me. The regular 'dress code' seemed to work fine when I was in school.
2012 Mar 31 21:45
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
(2012 Mar 31 21:45)Susi Wrote:  I answered no, mostly because I never had to wear them and they seem like a waste of time/money to me. The regular 'dress code' seemed to work fine when I was in school.

I don't know, I think they should tighten dress codes or at least have a class which requires business dress. Some people don't know how to dress at work.

But uniforms can help with the bullying situation. I had to set my little cousin straight back in December, she was talking about a kid at school, saying how much she hated him because she didn't like his jeans. I said to her "Maybe that's all he has".

Plus, bullying is an issue, many bright kids commit suicide, drop out of school, or don't live up to their full potential due to the psychological scars left by bullying.
2012 Mar 31 22:05
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I'm thoroughly against uncomfortable uniforms. I always hated the top button done up and tie rule, made my neck uncomfortable most of the time and made it harder for me to relax and focus on the work I was supposed to be doing.

I don't think uniform really makes a diffrence to the ammount of bullying. If somebody wants to take a disliking to somebody they will mock something unchangeable... such as a persons voice or physical appearance.
2012 Mar 31 23:29
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
I am actually for school uniforms as that way kids won't judge about other kids based on their possessions. I'd ban mobile phones in elementary schools too, as well as some other things which show somebody's (parents) wealth. School uniforms need not to be skirts and shirts (or anything similar), but something that simply won't divide the children based on brands they wear, a plain jacket and t-shirt with school logo, normal pants and some regular shoes and that's it.
2012 Mar 31 23:34
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
I'm divided on this issue. On the one hand, I do think it's important to teach kids that proper attire is important, both as a sign of self-respect and respect for those around you.

But I had to wear a school uniform myself as a teen and I hated it, hated it, hated it. Tongue

And, as already has been mentioned, if some idiot kid wants to bully another kid, s/he will think of some excuse no matter what.

Perhaps the poll could be redone so that people can vote according to their opinion, but also state whether they themselves wear/wore uniforms at school? ;)

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2012 Apr 01 00:03
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
(2012 Apr 01 00:03)Eldritch Wrote:  Perhaps the poll could be redone so that people can vote according to their opinion, but also state whether they themselves wear/wore uniforms at school? ;)
Sure, I'm all for it. You can add these options to the poll if you like.
2012 Apr 01 09:46
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
At first i was against, but knowing in what kind of society we live, i think they are actually not bad idea. I remember when we were going to elementary school and every year parents bought us new school bags, special clothes for first day and so on, not because we really needed it, but because they were ashamed to send us to school in clothes from last year or with old bags. And all parents were doing it, no matter if they are poor or rich. I also know some discrimination between kids exist, and kids can be cruel in that age- but that's all go with the society we live in.
So, from that aspect, school uniforms could actually help.
2012 Apr 01 12:53
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RE: Do you oppose or support school uniforms?
(2012 Apr 01 09:46)Dussander Wrote:  Sure, I'm all for it. You can add these options to the poll if you like.

Okay, cool. Smile

Important: since the options have changed, I reset the poll. Please vote again.

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2012 Apr 01 12:58
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